Pittsburgh's quintessential live band, Rusted Root were formed in the early 90's by singer/guitarist Michael Glabicki. Their worldly style quickly charmed fans of roots music and world rock. To date they have released 8 albums and sold over 3 million records worldwide. After debuting in 1992 with the self released "Cruel Sun," Rusted Root signed with Mercury Records and released the 1994 platinum selling breakthrough "When I Woke," which featured the massive hits "Send Me On My Way," Ecstasy" and "Martyr." Combining a jam aesthetic and a global mindset, Rusted Root combines World influences into a transcontinental brew. The powerhouse ensemble's hypnotic live performances have allowed them to tour alongsideSantana, The Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band, HORDE Festival and, perhaps most notably, the highly coveted support role on the landmark Jimmy Page/Robert Plant reunion tour.
What was indubitably a first for Rusted Root was that NASA engineers chose "Send Me On My Way" as "wake-up" music for the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, for Sol 21.
"Rusted Root is a state of mind shared and explored by many people - we are a community that supports one another. The fans are as much a part of this as anyone. As to what you'll hear at an upcoming Rusted Root show, "Our set is a really cool mix of old classic Rusted Root and the new songs," Liz Berlin says. "It's been fun to play them. A lot of the development of (the new album) has happened on stage; what fans have been into has helped with the direction of the songs."
The past few years have found them on a never-ending tour. A major career highlight in the Spring of 2014 & 2015 was touring with The Wailers. Michael Glabicki says, “The Wailers are what music in its spiritual form is about, and I feel it was an honor to play with them.” And bassist Patrick Norman effuses “They’re legends, they’re icons, it’s rock and roll. It brings back memories of being five years old listening to I Shot The Sherriff.”
Yes, there will be a dance floor. Get ready for a jam/dance/party. Rusted Root is back in town.Buy Tickets